At the start of every year, students engage in a community-wide day of service called Marion Matters. During this time, students, faculty and staff from Judson gather together in small groups and disperse into our Marion, Alabama, community. The Judson groups work together to address specific needs shared with the Office of Faith-based Service and Learning from local organizations and partners. In the past, Judson has worked on projects at local schools, the public library, nursing homes, a nature preserve, and local churches. Marion Matters is a time when students are introduced and connected to a variety of ways to serve throughout the year.
Treats on Bibb Street
This event is Judson College’s safe alternative to Trick or Treating. On this day, we close off Bibb Street, which borders the front of our campus. Student organizations and clubs create booths and lead activities, both fun and educational, for our neighbors’ children.
Every year during Christmas break, students sacrifice one week of their holiday to stay on campus and serve their neighbors in Perry County. Restoration is a week-long service opportunity for students to engage in multiple opportunities to address local needs. In the past, students have helped to build houses, tutored children and youth, and explored more about how poverty affects not only Perry County, but the world.